This looks interesting:
Emmy Winners and Nominees Highlight Panelists for Foundation Television Seminar
Emmy Award winning and nominated writers Peter Casey (Cheers, Frasier), Alexa Junge (Friends, The West Wing), Damon Lindeloff (Lost), Jay Kogen (The Simpsons, Malcolm in the Middle), Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and Jonathan Stark (Ellen, According to Jim) are just some of the writers who will serve as guest instructors for the Writers Guild Foundation’s first Breaking into the Box seminar to be held all day Saturday, May 19 at the Writers Guild headquarters in Hollywood.
The event is a new multi-program workshop designed to present various paths to a television career, and to demystify the world of TV production for both beginners, and professionals looking to switch art forms. A number of Hollywood agents (CAA, UTA, Gersh and others TBA) and network executives will participate in several workshop sessions.
Seating is limited to only 120 seats as the event will take place in the Writers Guild’s Multi-purpose Room.
Workshop sessions run 9am to 6pm, and include a light breakfast and box lunch, with a complimentary wine and cheese reception afterward, all covered in the registration fee. The Writers Guild headquarters is at 7000 W. Third Street, at Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles.
Registrations are priced at $150, general public; $125, WGA members; and $110, full-time students with I.D. Credit card purchases can be made at www.WGFoundation.org (including full program and speaker lineups), or by calling 323.782.4692.
Labels: breaking in, your career
Do you think these things are useful Alex? I noticed Ken Levine is doing one with just a handful of writers, which is a whole different story. (Also Ken's just so adorable). But I'm not so sure about these bigger seminars. It seems we're just there to confirm how fabulous the big guys are. Ask them to read your spec and you're just so pathetically out of line. Even if it's good. Private thoughts from Frequent Mr. Panelist?
I don't know, I've never been to one. If you're feeling out of it, it can't hurt. If you're already on your way, like you, Julie, you may not need it.
Personally, I don't see the point. But some people like'em. And this one's run by the WGA.
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